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Queer Eye star Antoni Porowski says his sexuality is ‘fluid’

Amy West April 24, 2018
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NEW YORK, NY - APRIL 11: Joey Krietemeyer (L) and Antoni Porowski attend the 15th annual Jeffrey Fashion Cares Fashion Show and Fundraiser at Intrepid Sea-Air-Space Museum on April 11, 2018 in New York City. (Photo by Dia Dipasupil/Getty Images)

Queer Eye’s Antoni Porowski has opened up about his sexuality in an upcoming issue of Gay Times.

The food and wine expert not only stripped off – (and cuddled up to a corgi) – but revealed that he’s always considered himself “a little more fluid along the spectrum.”

Porowski  told the magazine: “Some people want to define themselves and they should as it is part of their identity. For me personally, I’ve never really had a label for myself.

“Today I’m gay – I’m in a gay relationship – and that’s where I am. That’s good enough for me.”

The Netflix star remembers that, in his early twenties, being called bisexual didn’t sit right with him because “bisexual means [he] can only like girls and guys” and he didn’t want to deny potentially liking “something else” in the future.

“Maybe it’s just my rebellious nature,” he explains. “I’m me, I’m Antoni, and I’m all these things.”

Queer Eye’s Antoni Porowski on cover of Gay Times’ May 2018 issue (Gay Times)

The 34-year-old Canadian native is currently dating photographer and art director Joey Krietemeyer. They have been an item for seven years.

In the same interview, Porowski talked about Queer Eye’s hugely popular first season and how being involved in the project has helped him feel more comfortable about being such a public part of the LGBTQ community.

“When I first started telling people about the show, I would embarrassingly catch myself whispering ‘queer’ as though… I don’t know if I was embarrassed or I had some kind of shame, but it still felt taboo from childhood.

“It’s kind of nice because now I say it really confidently. The more you immerse yourself in something, the less precious it gets.”

WEST HOLLYWOOD, CA - FEBRUARY 07: (L-R) Jonathan Van Ness, Tan France, Antoni Porowski, Bobby Berk, and Karamo Brown attend Netflix's Queer Eye premiere screening and after party on February 7, 2018 in West Hollywood, California. (Photo by Rich Fury/Getty Images for Netflix)
Queer Eye’s latest Fab Five include grooming expert Jonathan Van Ness, style specialist Tan France, dining guru Antoni Porowski, interior design expert Bobby Berk and culture expert Karamo Brown (Getty)

“While there’s a lot of good going on in the world, it’s also a pretty scary time—politically, human rights, and LGBTQ rights more specifically,” he said.

“To have a show that really puts our humanity at the forefront and just showing kindness, showing five liberal gay guys helping out more conservative, often Republican-leaning heroes, I think it was just something that was really refreshing for everybody.”

Queer Eye was recently renewed for a second season by Netflix.

The hit reboot’s new Fab Five also includes culture expert Karamo Brown, fashion specialist Tan France, interior designer Bobby Berk and grooming guru Jonathan Van Ness.

When asked about the show’s success, Porowski admits that he never expected it to become as well-loved as it is today.

He told Gay Times: “I really thought people would be like, ‘Oh that’s nice—they’ve just rebooted that thing that they did way back when. I’m very surprised at how big and strong the reaction has been. It’s really been like an explosion of sorts.”

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